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Family Type: Traditional Couple
Children: No
Location: NC
Religion: Baptist/Catholic

dear expectant mother

How do we convey in a letter how thankful we are for even having you consider us as adoptive parents for your child? It is something that takes such extraordinary strength and courage. You will be giving us the most amazing gift of all, something we aren’t able to do ourselves.

We would love to share our traditions with our family, like eating waffles every Sunday. Every Fourth of July, we head to Tennessee and spend it on the lake with friends who have become our family. On Christmas, we wear matching pajamas and open one present on Christmas Eve, and every other year, we go to Germany. In the summer, we go to Texas and ride horses with family, and always we’re looking for ways to share new and fun experiences with family.

We cannot promise to give your child the world, but there are a few things that we can promise: to give him or her every opportunity available, to make sure they know hard work and dedication. Most importantly, your child will always feel safe and unconditional love.

About Us

Cody grew up in a small town in Texas and enlisted in the Army when he was 18. He is very work-oriented and loves what he does. Stephanie was also born in a small town in Oklahoma, but she grew up as a military brat and has lived all over the place, ultimately considering Germany her home. We met in Germany, where Cody was stationed right after basic training, and at Stephanie’s work we quickly became friends. We had this tradition where every Saturday, we would go to the movies and country dancing afterwards. Stephanie knew Cody was the one because of how easy it was to be around him. We started dating, and a quick three months later we were married. Now, we’re celebrating six years together, and we’re ready to grow our family!

Our Home & Pets

We live in a nice subdivision in North Carolina, in a modest three-bedroom, 2-bath home. It has a massive backyard where our three dogs, (Ranger, a black lab, Patton a golden retriever and Maize a lab mix) love to play in. All three have very different and unique personalities, but they all like to cuddle and love people. Nearby, we have a historical downtown area that is a beautiful place to walk down with multiple museums, fairgrounds, and hiking trails.

Our Extended Family

We come from small families. Cody has one older brother, and most of his family is spread through Texas and parts of Indiana. Cody’s family has a long history of being part of the police force, so it was only natural that he serve in it as well. His dad use to take him to the department whenever he could, and if he wasn’t doing that he was out with his grandpa, riding horses. Cody’s mom worked two jobs just to give him all the opportunities that life could offer.

Stephanie also has only one older brother who was in the Air Force but now lives in Japan as a teacher. Her parents live in Germany, where her dad retired from the Army and is also a teacher. Her family is more widespread, from Arizona to Korea. Her dad would take her to work whenever he could because she loved it so much, and her mom came from Korea and taught her that it wasn’t easy for her, but with a lot of hard work you are able to achieve anything.

Even though we come from small families, the military has brought us friends that have become family, so much so that their kids know us as Uncle Cody and Aunt Tephy. It just proves you don’t need blood to be family.

What Led Us To Adoption

We always wanted children, as soon as we got married. After Cody got back from his deployment we started to try to grow our family, going through so many infertility treatments that we lost count. Eventually, Stephanie got a hysterectomy, but the desire to adopt came way before that. The thought of adoption was easy for us to make, since Cody’s dad and uncle were adopted, along with Stephanie’s grandma. We have always wanted to adopt, and we believe everything happens for a reason. This was our reason. We just want to provide the love and experiences that our families gave us.

Fun Facts

About Cody
Occupation Military Police
Education Associate’s Degree
Race Caucasian
Favorite Food Steak
Favorite Hobby Yard Work
Favorite Movie Lonesome Dove
Favorite Holiday Christmas
Favorite Book Lone Survivor
Favorite Activity Hiking
Favorite Tradition Waffles on Sunday
Dream Vacation Bora Bora
About Stephanie
Occupation Medical Support Assistant
Education Some College
Race Caucasian, Asian
Favorite Food Tacos
Favorite Hobby Crocheting
Favorite Movie Any Disney Movie
Favorite Holiday Thanksgiving
Favorite Book The Harry Potter Series
Favorite Activity Sightseeing
Favorite Tradition 4th of July in Tennessee
Dream Vacation Europe

Contact Cody & Stephanie

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Choose a Family for
Your Baby With Confidence

As you browse our list of hopeful adoptive parents, you can feel confident in knowing that all of the adoptive families working with Angel Adoption are prepared to offer your baby a safe, stable, and loving environment along with a wealth of opportunities for a happy and fulfilling life.

Each adoptive parent has been thoroughly evaluated through a home study course conducted by a licensed agency. A completed home study means the family is emotionally, physically, and financially ready to adopt a baby.

The home study process includes assessments of each parent’s character, marital stability, financial situation, lifestyle, and medical history. The agency also runs background checks to verify there is no record of criminal activity or child abuse. In addition, a social worker will inspect the family’s home to ensure it is a safe environment for a child.

Furthermore, Angel Adoption requires each family to be educated on adopting and parenting. After a baby has been placed with the adoptive family, a social worker will continue to monitor and supervise the family. We go to great lengths to make sure all the families you have to choose from are going to be excellent parents for your baby!

Not sure how to start? See our How to Choose an Adoptive Family resource page.
If you need more help, you’re always welcome to contact us any time!

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